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Stone Age sauna found near Marden Henge

The remains of a 4,500-year-old sauna have been found near Marden Henge in Wiltshire. English Heritage’s Jim Leary said: ‘The building brings to mind the sweat lodges of the native North Americans and the reason for that sauna or sweat lodge interpretation is that the floor plan was utterly dominated by

Ancient Wari tombs found in Peru

In what is being hailed as a discovery as important as Machu Picchu, Wari tombs dating back to between the 7th - 12th centuries, have ben found in Peru. Archaeologists found a y-shaped silver chest plate, a silver mask, two golden bracelets with feline figures and two wooden walking sticks laminated

Dinosaur with powerful thighs kicked predators to death

A new species of slurped has been found with massive thighs that palaeontologists hypothesize were used to keep predators at bay. The article at National Geographic also has an awesome illustration of those thighs being put to good use. The team suspects the dinosaur—a type of sauropod, or plant-eating, four-legged lumberer—used

Fossilized walking cactus found in China

The fossilized remains of an extinct funny-looking "walking cactus" has been found in China. The 2.4-inch-long (6-centimeter-long) Diania cactiformis had a worm-like body and ten pairs of armored and likely jointed legs. It would have lived about 500 million years ago during a period of rapid evolution called the Cambrian explosion. Study

List of Jack the Ripper suspects

The Telegraph has compiled an interesting list detailing all the Jack the Ripper suspects. Prince Albert Victor Christian Edward, the Duke of Clarence One of Queen Victoria’s numerous grandchildren, the Duke of Clarence, “was as heedless and as aimless as a gleaming gold-fish in a crystal bowl,” and reputedly suffered from syphilis

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